Enjoying A Morning Walk At National Trust Knole Park

Most people who know me in real life will know that I do not like walking. There isn’t anything that is appealing to me about going on a walk. However, one thing I have learnt during the global pandemic is to take each day as it comes and appreciate the little things. Including the opportunity to breathe in the fresh …

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Hola España for Summer Holiday 2020!

With the impact of Coronavirus still being felt around the globe, it may be some time until worldwide travel resumes. Luckily, many destinations in Europe have now been declared as safe. One of the top destinations is of course Spain. With its long stretches of sandy beaches, dazzling culture and a fantastic choice of food, Spain tempts millions of holidaymakers …

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Godstone Farm Reopens After Lockdown

It’s a rather weird feeling adjusting to life after lockdown. We have two of our daughters back to school and one at home still. Clubs aren’t on, there’s no real need to be anywhere and of course, there’s social distancing to navigate our way around. At the weekend we were invited to come along to Godstone Farm‘s reopening. It was …

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Siblings 2020 – June

Somehow my favourite photos of my daughters have included animals this month. I love it! June has been an odd month of readjusting to whatever this new normal is right now. We have two of our girls back at school and the family dynamic seems a little broken. It’s been a good month and I am positive. Freya Freya started …

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Celebrating Fathers Day With Playmobil

Admittedly, I nearly forgot all about Fathers Day. Lockdown has most definitely turned my brain to mush. I always struggle with Fathers Day and figuring out what to buy my husband to show how much we appreciate him. Especially when he says “don’t buy me anything”. Thankfully Playmobil had my back with the launch of their new Back To The …

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Strawberry Picking In A Pandemic

I haven’t had the chance to write about the fact Freya has now returned to school. We did film a video though and Freya did a fantastic job at describing her experiences of being back to school.  Something we do every year is go strawberry picking at a local Pick Your Own at Stonepitts Farm. I was a bit sad …

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Talking About Rail Safety With Kids

Some of my earliest memories of adventures include train trips to Scotland with my Grandparents. As a child getting to travel by train brought so much joy and excitement. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful train system in the UK and it’s a mode of transport that I use myself regularly. My daughters have enjoyed their adventures …

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Making My Own Yoghurt

Full transparency, I am not a fresh yogurt eater and the only time we have yogurt in the fridge is when we need it for baking. I was very interested to be offered the chance to review the EasiYo Yogurt Maker. The wonderful EasiYo team sent us the yogurt maker with two different flavoured yogurt sachets – Cappucino and Greek …

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Garden Adventures With Learning Resources

Schools across the UK are phasing their return, however, we have decided to keep our daughters at home for a while longer. We hope that they’ll be back this side of the summer holidays, but the reality is that we will most likely hold out until September. I spoke about this on my YouTube channel and how our school plans …

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Siblings 2020 – May

Another month of the year done and dusted. It’s been an incredibly weird time for everybody. We’ve been homeschooling now for seven full weeks and it genuinely feels odd to say that I think we have settled into this life quite well. I think the coming few weeks are going to be odd for everybody as we adjust back to …

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National Geographic Kids Magazine Giveaway!

We have teamed up with the fantastic National Geographic Kids to tell you about their great new FREE resource – the Home is Good hub.  Available on the National Geographic Kids website, the free online portal is packed full of exciting activities for families and is perfect for lockdown and beyond and offers children the opportunity to explore the world …

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I Want A Play Room For The Girls

Parenting has taught me a lot about myself. That I have more patience than I thought I did, that children teach you new things every day and that it is relentless. I’ve also learnt that I hate tripping over and sharing my space with lots of toys. My biggest house goal dream would be to have a dedicated room for …

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A Book To Talk About The Situation With Young Children

Without a doubt life has been crazy over the past few months. It has been an incredibly tough journey for everybody. Like most parents, we’ve tried our best to shield our children from the sheer scariness of what’s happening beyond the safety of our home. I caught Elsa, my five year old, playing an imaginative game. I listened in and …

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The Reality Of Camping In The Garden With Kids

Camping in the garden sounded cute. We could make s’mores out of marshmallows and digestive biscuits. Watch movies on the iPad. Have toilets and lighting not too far away. We’d get cosy and laugh. Wake up in the early hours a bit sweaty but feeling cold all at the same time. Camping in the garden wasn’t what it cracked up …

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Our First Isolation Walk

Despite the lockdown rules in the UK being that you can leave your house for a walk once a day, we didn’t. For 51 days the girls and I stayed in our house or in the garden. Hubby had been out a couple of times in the beginning for food shopping, pharmacy trip and to the post box but that …

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